The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is reporting an outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) at a boarding facility in Marion County. The first confirmed case of a horse with neurological signs was reported by a private veterinary practitioner earlier this week. The horse subsequently tested positive forContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is encouraging Florida’s horse community to be vigilant of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), a serious viral disease that can affect horses, birds, and humans and cause neurological injury and death. FDACS officials recently confirmed the state’s ninth equine case of EEE this year, in a yearling StandardbredContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is reporting a confirmed case of Strangles in a horse at a boarding facility in Broward County. Eleven other animals were exposed. The premise has been placed under official quarantine. The highly contagious upper respiratory disease of equids, known as Strangles, isContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports a premises in Hernando County has been placed under quarantine after a single horse tested posted for Strangles. The confirmed case was a 2-year-old gelding Miniature Horse that presented with nasal discharge. The two other horses on the property are asymptomaticContinue Reading

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The Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF), in its latest set of actions on disaster response efforts, is providing hay to surviving horses on the island of Grand Bahama.  Large animals are often not a central focus of animal disaster response efforts after an emergency, but their needs are often as acuteContinue Reading

Officials in Polk County have reported a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse this week. The eighteen month old, unvaccinated Quarter Horse had not been off the property in at least 6 months. Clinical signs began April 4th and the horse passed on the same day. The caseContinue Reading